Beloit's Geology Department places an emphasis on field work as part of the geology curriculum. As part of their commitment to learning field geology the Department takes a two-week spring field excursion each year and most courses incorporate field trips into their curriculum.
Recent Field Excursion destinations:
- Death Valley National Park (2015)
- Grand Canyon National Park (2014)
- Southern Utah (multiple destinations) (2013)
- Big Bend National Park (2012)
- Canyonlands and Arches National Parks (2011)
- New Mexico (multiple destinations) (2010)
- Yellowstone National Park (2009)
- Death Valley National Park (2008)
- Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (2007)
- Everglades National Park (2006)
All geology majors also complete a five-week summer field methods course (Field Geology, GEOL215). The Field Geology course takes place primarily in Wyoming. Students spend time learning and mapping the geology of the Big Horn Basin, the Owl Creek Mountains, and the Seminoe Mountains.